Breaking the hardy carbon-carbon bond in wood puts new fuels on the horizon
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A team from the University of Chicago, US has designed a bond-breaking reaction that could chop lignin, the major polymer in wood, into smaller molecules. This offers the potential to transform wood into fuels or other uesful chemicals.
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